Using the NO-84 (PSAT) PSK Transponder

NO-84 (PSAT) was launched in 2015 and although it’s been in orbit for some time, you will find a lot of people have only used the APRS Digipeater which is also a payload on the satellite, however, the main payload is a PSK Transponder. Uplink is on the 10m PSK...

Awarded the G3AAJ Trophy by AMSAT-UK

This weekend I was honoured to be awarded the G3AAJ Trophy by AMSAT-UK during their gala dinner at the recent AMSAT-UK Colloquium. This is awarded annually, to the individual (or group of individuals) who have given outstanding service to the amateur radio satellite...

Pass Recorder Launched

Those which follow me on social media might have noticed at the start of the month I launched a small desktop application called Pass Recorder, it was built purely as I wanted a tool to sit in the background when I was operating on satellite passes recording what I...

Android Satellite Tracking Applications

Satellite tracking applications play an important part in using the transponders available to radio amateurs, of course, experiences of them all vary and are very subjective however we are going to explore what is available on the Android platform. AMSATDroid Free...

March Satellite Report

Arguably it could be said that satellite operations in March have been a bit thin on the ground for me, however, there has been some reasonable stations heard on the birds. AO-91 provided quite a few new squares for me with VY0ERC have been operational in cold...

February 2017 Satellite Report

February 2018 Satellite Report by Peter 2M0SQL in IO87ip February was a cold month up in Elgin, saw a reasonable amount of snow and of course freezing temperatures which doesn’t make you want to go outside much, so limited shack improvements, I’ve also been busy on...